WMC Course Curriculum

Introductory Wilderness First Aid

(20 hours, 2 days)

intoduction to wilderness first aidThis is an introductory course to wilderness first aid focusing on general medical concepts and basic life support skills. Students will learn to use and improvise first aid supplies. This course is targeted to outdoor enthusiasts who participate on day or weekend trips.

This course runs over two full-day sessions with an optional evening session for those interested in obtaining certification in CPR (C) with AED for an additional cost. There is no re-certification for this course.

Course Outline

  • Scene survey
  • Basic and Advanced Life Support
  • (A) Airway and C-Spine
  • (B) Breathing
  • (C) Circulation
  • (D) Disability
  • Extremity Injuries and Treatment (fractures, sprains, strains, dislocations, splints, dressings, wound care)
  • Wounds – bleeding, dressing and bandages
  • Hypothermia
  • Hyperthermia
  • Immersion foot (Trench foot)
  • Burns
  • Allergies & Anaphylaxis
  • Animal encounters
  • Poison Ivy and Poison Oak
  • Drowning and Near-drowning
  • Carbon monoxide inhalation
  • Medical Illnesses
  • After Care
  • First aid kits
  • Legal considerations
  • Frequently Asked Questions

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